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Rhythm & Blues by the Brook Returns to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, June 3

The Union County Board of County Commissioners would like to invite residents to kick off the summer season with Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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“We are all looking forward to the summer months and what better way than to kick it off with our Rhythm and Blues concert,” said Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados. “I am excited to welcome these artists to the stage as we kick off our summer series of free music shows, movies and more! See you all there!”

This year, Rhythm & Blues by the Brook will be headlined by Chrisette Michele, an R&B and soul singer-songwriter, who throughout her career has released several albums and has been nominated for and won several awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her song “Be OK” in 2009. She has also collaborated with many other musicians, including Jay-Z, Nas, and The Roots.

Also sharing the stage will be Shanice, Allure, Bone Daddy & the Hoochies, Riff and DJ Bookeem will be serving as Master of Ceremonies.

The event will also feature a Health and Wellness Fair, presented by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. –Eta Omicron Zeta Chapter from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., a Child’s Play Challenge Course from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a car show by GWiz Auto Entertainment Group. Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy some of their favorite summer foods and snacks at the ShopRite Fill the Grill Food Truck, which will be offering complimentary samples as well as other food and ice cream vendors.

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For more information about all activities in Union County Parks, visit the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation online, call 908-527-4900 or email

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